About This Wine
Ty Caton focuses on handcrafted wines with varietal intensity and balance.
The key in that pursuit involves the estate Caton Vineyard, located in California’s Sonoma Valley. The Caton Vineyard is defined by its sustainable farming and the proprietor’s belief that healthier vineyards lead to unique and distinctive wines.
The grapevines on the estate have multiple sun exposures and soil types, and vary in altitude more than 300 feet among one another. “Our meticulous farming practices showcase the love for our land and our passion for the wines that come from it,” Caton explains.
Few grape varieties express themselves so enthusiastically as Sauvignon Blanc, and the combination of exceptional fruit and Caton’s expertise in the cellar results in a wine that is aromatic, fresh and fruitful. The 2017 vintage is medium in body with good balance, great fruit extraction, crisp acidity and a rich creaminess that all carry into a very long finish.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Notable "grassy" aroma, often with notes of apple and citrus fruits. High acidity. Can amaze as a late harvest wine, with rich and complex flavors.
- Grape Composition:100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Source:Sonoma Valley, California
- Aromas & Flavors:White Peach, Green Apple and Zesty Lime
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestion:seared scallops, grilled shrimp, or crab cakes.
30 recipes match for this wine.
Scallop Stir Fry It recently was reported that President Barack Obama is a big fan of scallops -- those velvety, succulent treats from the sea. But scallops may not be the first thing you think of when you get the urge to take a wok on the wild side. We predict that will change once you've tried this recipe. It makes 4 servings, and matches beautifully with... Get The Recipe
Easy To Make Guacamole There is no better &amp;quot;appetizer&amp;quot; for a summertime backyard barbecue than chips and guacamole. Try this version with a well-chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, dry sparkling wine - and don't be surprised if you have to go back and make more. Get The RecipeCitrus Roasted Chicken With Basil Cream Sauvignon Blanc is among the most flavorful and refreshing wines on Earth. But the characteristics that make it unique -- its relatively high acid level, its &quot;grassy&quot; impression in the nose, its mild herbal flavors in the mouth -- also render it a real challenge to pair with food. But we've found a recipe that works beautifully, primarily because... Get The Recipe
Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The Recipe